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The Fast and the Furious (1955)

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A man wrongly imprisoned for murder breaks out of jail. He wants to clear his name, but with the police pursuing him, he's forced to take a beautiful young woman, driving a fast sports car,... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Frank Webster
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Connie Adair
Bruce Carlisle ...
Faber
Iris Adrian ...
Wilma Belding, Waitress
Marshall Bradford ...
Mr. Hillman, Race Marshal
Bruno VeSota ...
Bob Nielson, Truck Driver (as Bruno Ve Sota)
Byrd Holland ...
Doctor
Larry Thor ...
Detective Sergeant
Henry Rowland ...
Motorist in Park
Jean Howell ...
Sally Phillips
Dick Pinner ...
State Trooper (as Richard Pinner)
Robin Morse ...
Gas Station Attendant
Lou Place ...
Det. Faraday
'Snub' Pollard ...
Park Caretaker (as Snub Pollard)
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Storyline

A man wrongly imprisoned for murder breaks out of jail. He wants to clear his name, but with the police pursuing him, he's forced to take a beautiful young woman, driving a fast sports car, hostage and slip into a cross-border sports car race to try to make it to Mexico before the police get him. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Release Date:

15 February 1955 (USA)  »

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$66,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Producer Roger Corman doubled as one of the race drivers, and got so caught up in the race that he forgot he wasn't supposed to "win" it; he wound up beating star John Ireland across the finish line, resulting in another take being shot in which Ireland won the race. See more »

Goofs

The size, shape and location of the smudges on Connie's face change in appearance after the escape from the burning shack. See more »

Quotes

Frank Webster: It's good for your figure.
Connie Adair: There's nothing wrong with my figure.
Frank Webster: I noticed.
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Referenced in The Simpsons: The Fat and the Furriest (2003) See more »

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It's a good little time waster
7 February 2006 | by (Boise, ID) – See all my reviews

I paid a buck for this at Walgreen's (tm) and it was a bargain at 3 times the price. This film is nothing like the 2001 film of the same name and that's good. Ireland does a great job being the criminal in this one and Malone is good as the head-smart woman-in-a-man's-world. Ultimately, the ending of the film is ruined by "the Code" which at the time prohibited films from having criminals in sympathetic roles (that's right, Bonnie & Clyde would have been a grindhouse exploiter in 1954). While the film really does look like Corman found a group of racers and decided to build a film around them, this is definitely not a bad film. Spend a dollar and watch this one while your dusting the den.


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